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Religion and Values

  • Published
    July 17, 2010

    New seminary will teach many faiths under one roof

    To cut costs and foster understanding, a Chicago seminary will create a 'theological university.'

  • Published
    July 10, 2010

    Worship SpotlightCornerstone United Methodist Church, Saco

    ADDRESS: 20 Jenkins Road DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: United Methodist HISTORY: On Sept. 9, 1793, Jesse Lee delivered the first Methodist sermon in Maine in what was then the province of Saco. The early years saw many moves from one site to another as Methodism grew. 1838, the growth of membership progressed to the point that a “real” […]

  • Published
    July 10, 2010

    Reflections: Live like today is the last day of your life – because it may be

    “Chemo’s dangerous. It can kill ya!” Jimmy exclaimed when he returned to the office after a harrowing experience in the hospital. With an aggressive regimen intended to cure his cancer, he developed a life-threatening infection and shock that required five days in the Special Care Unit, where he received multiple antibiotics, IV fluids, pressor drugs […]

  • Published
    July 10, 2010

    Presbyterians still divided over homosexuality

    Leaders liberalize church policy on clergy but refuse to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples.

  • Published
    July 10, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Sunday WOW! Worship on Willard, 8 a.m., weekly through August on the beach near the snack shack, or underneath in bad weather. Park in the public lot on Willow Street. For details, call the Peoples United Methodist Church at 799-6814 or visit www.peoplesumc.com. Connected Catholics, 10 a.m., brunch at Joseph’s the Sea, 55 West Grand […]

  • Published
    June 26, 2010

    Calendar for 06/26/2010

    Saturday Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St., Augusta. Unthinkable and Summer Splash, registration, T-shirts and breakfast at 8 a.m., community volunteer project from 9 a.m. to noon followed by barbecue and splash party. Curtis Lake Christian Church, 38 Westview Drive, Sanford. Visit www.curtislake.org for more information. A […]

  • Published
    June 26, 2010

    Worship Spotlight: Assemblies of God Ministriesin Windham

    ADDRESS: 1051 Roosevelt Trail DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: Assemblies of God HISTORY: Windham Assembly of God began with a small group of people who desired to know the saving work of Christ and to experience being filled with the Holy Spirit. Born out of the Charismatic Movement, this group first met in homes, storefronts, and even the Windham […]

  • Published
    June 26, 2010

    Reflections: The thefts that keep on taking

    Maybe 45 years ago, I ripped off King’s Department Store. I pocketed Hershey’s chocolate almond candy from the back right-hand corner of the big-box building. I walked in, headed straight for the shelves of M&Ms and Reese’s cups, grabbed the brown-wrapped, red-edged bar, tucked it into my cut-offs, covered it with my raincoat and bolted. […]

  • Published
    June 26, 2010
    fv camp quest

    A camp where kids can air their nonbeliefs

    Camp Quest's philosophy is that life without religion is a perfectly healthy, viable option.

  • Published
    June 19, 2010

    After floods, church offers sanctuary

    LODI, Ark. – As a prelude to Father’s Day, Graig Cowart planned to preach to his Baptist congregation about the importance of family. When survivors of a deadly flash flood showed up at his church wet and worried, he opted for works over words. “The last thing they need is a sermon,” Cowart said. The […]

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